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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 7


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, February 7, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 07, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Allegro Brillante - New York City Ballet
February 07, 2012 -

Allegro Brillante is characterized by what Maria Tallchief (the ballerina on whom the bravura leading role was created) calls "an expansive Russian romanticism." The music's vigorous pace makes the steps appear even more difficult, but the ballet relies on strong dancing, precise timing, and breadth of gesture. Balanchine said: "It contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes." Tschaikovsky's Third Piano Concerto was originally written as a symphony. But as it was nearing completion, the composer, dissatisfied with it, converted the first movement into a concert piece for piano and orchestra. Later on, he altered the andante and finale of the symphony in similar fashion.

Russian Seasons - New York City Ballet
February 07, 2012 -

Alexi Ratmansky's Russian Seasons is an inventive and exciting combination of dance and musical flavors. The ballet uses classical steps with elements of folk and jazz mixed in. There are also many humorous passages for the six male and female dancers. The music is a 12-part composition by Lenoid Desyatnikov for a string orchestra, solo violin and soprano. Ratmansky asked Galina Solovyeva to create the costumes and she responded with a modern interpretation of Russian folk costumes: shirts and tights for the men and dresses for the women, who at times also wear pillbox-style hats. Solovyeva chose bright colors: orange, red, green, blue, purple and magenta. Desyatnikov's composition progresses through the seasonal and Russian Orthodox liturgical calendars in the course of its 12 parts. The stories told in the sung passages are not literally conveyed in dance steps, but the emotions they evoke make up the substance of the ballet. The girl in orange picks flowers and mourns, as the singer recounts the story of a husband lost at war; the girl in green is mischievous in one section, soulful in another, while the ballerina in red is wildly spirited during another segment.At the end of the ballet the couple previously in orange comes on stage dressed in white. The soprano's song says that while we may want to take all we can, we need very little, only a small patch of earth and four walls at the end. The couple moves off into a distant light as the other dancers look on. This is a beautiful, but sad image that is a fitting conclusion to a ballet rich in emotion and metaphor. Leonid Desyatnikov (b. 1955) graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1978. He is the author of the opera Poor Liza, the ballet A Love Song in Minor, the symphony Sacred Winter, vocal cycles to the poems of Rilke, and instrumental variations on the themes of Astor Piazzola. In recent years he has worked closely with violinist Gidon Kremer. He is well known in Russia for his compositions for film. He composed the scores for Tycoon: A New Russian (2003) and Prisoner of the Mountains (1997), among other films. In 2000 he wrote a chamber piece, Russian Seasons, influenced by both Vivaldi and Shostakovich.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
February 07, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Zakouski - New York City Ballet
February 07, 2012 -

Zakouski is the Russian term for hors d'oeuvres. This ballet for two dancers set to four short works for violin and piano explores through vernacular gesture and movement the emotional terrain of its musical sources. Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a leading Soviet composer and a brilliant pianist. He left Russia in 1918 and lived in Germany and Paris for the next sixteen years, with frequent trips to America for concert appearances. In 1934 he settled in Moscow and composed prolifically until his death. Among his better known works are the ballet scores Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and The Prodigal Son, the opera Love for Three Oranges, the children's classic Peter and the Wolf, the film score and cantata for Alexander Nevsky, and the Classical Symphony. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Russian composer, conductor and pianist. He studied at the St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories. His distinctive musical style is characterized by richness of melody, harmony and texture, a particular flair for vocal music and a sensitivity to Russian poetry. His Second Piano Concerto (1900-1) brought him international fame and is still one of the most performed orchestral works. After the Revolution of 1917 he made his home in America, where he gave regular concerts and recitals to support himself and his family. His extensive gramophone recordings preserve his own expressive piano style. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), born in Russia, is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the twentieth century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes included The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Apollo. His music has been used in over thirty ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (1840-1893) studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. Tschaikovsky is one of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers. His work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious and included chamber works, symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, composed in close partnership with Marius Petipa, include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Götterdämmerung - Metropolitan Opera
February 07, 2012 -

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met's new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
February 07, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Start the New Year with Inspiration at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through February 07, 2012 - New York City

Agora Gallery dives into the New Year with three exhibitions which explore the rich potential revealed through the creative power of art. Figuratively Speaking investigates the varying sources of inspiration that motivate and direct artists in their imaginative process. Combining a reflection on the most esoteric levels of experience with an understanding of the innately physical nature of the world, these works display a sensitive and emotive comprehension of what it means to be human. The art in Portal to Enigma looks to the hidden secrets and mysteries that help to define existence as we know it, approaching these intriguing topics from a variety of intelligent and innovative perspectives. The result is appealing, thought-provoking and ultimately represents a call to alter the way we view the world and each other. The artists of Degrees of Abstraction concentrate on encapsulating the essence of what they see and sharing their unique viewpoint with their audience. Focusing on form, shape and color in their determination to portray their personal vision, they achieve the ability to construct their message in universal terms as well. The exhibitions will open on January 17, 2012 and run until February 7, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 6-8 PM. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2012 – February 7, 2012 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL:

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to age 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 07, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four year olds interact with stories, songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes to gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration neccessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 07, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Children with ADHD - Seaford SEPTA, Seaford Middle School
February 07, 2012 - Seaford

This presentation covers the facts about ADHD beyond the diagnosis that you may not know, and how to best prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Cindy Goldrich, ED.M., ACAC is a Certified ADHD Coach and parenting specialist. Call to register.

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Breastfeeding - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2012 - West Nyack

Let La Leche League give you up-to-date information on nursing: benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month through June 5 and is led by Elly Gail Egenberg, Accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader. Be sure to stay for Story Time at the J.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (ages 2-5) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Tuesdays through June 19.

Storytime at the J - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2012 - West Nyack

Mingle with other parents, listen to child friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers ages 3 and up can hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver can hear a story then make a seasonal craft together. Pre-registration is required.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 07, 2012 - Haverstraw

Pre-schoolers are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more.

Pajama Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are encouraged to don their favorite PJs for this special, nighttime storytime. Pre-registration is required.

Chocolate Lollipops & Fondue - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Teens can make Valentines Day lollipops. While they cool and harden, chocolate-lovers will have fun dipping enjoy dipping cookies into a pot of chocolate fondue. Pre-registration is required.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
February 07, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity, NY-376 - Four Winds Hospital Conference Center
February 07, 2012 - Katonah

A support session for parents of children with AD/HD, held before PMCHADD's (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) general monthly meeting. Exchange information and experiences and share feelings in a supportive and confidential environment facilitated by Debora Saunders, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Medical Social Worker.

Valentine Book Making - Chappaqua Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children in grades K-2 are invited to write, illustrate, and bind a love story. Registration required.

Colorful Tuesdays - GREEN! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages 3-5 fight back against winter's dreariness with color! Registration required.

Musical Munchkins - Scarsdale Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Scarsdale

An interactive music program using multi-culturally inspired instruments, drumming, movement, multi-language songs, pretend play, and song versions of children's favorite story books.

Nigerian Highlife Music with Patrick Osadebe and the Mikata Band - South Norwalk Library
February 07, 2012 - South Norwalk

This group of six musicians incorporates visual excitement, congas, bass guitar, vocals and Kora (African string instrument from Mali) into this style of listening and dancing music. A bit of history is woven into the performance. To register for the program, call ext 2.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: Obesity is the government�s business - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility?

Lots of Love Sun Catchers - Long Island Children's Museum
February 07, 2012 -

Add a little love and sunshine to your home this winter as you create a special heart-filled decoration. Brighten your window during the frosty winter days or give it as a gift to someone special.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 07, 2012 - Marine Park

Children meet, make friends and play. Part of the Child's Place for Children with Special Needs program (see description in the calendar's ongoing section under "Classes for Kids").

Preschool Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
February 07, 2012 - Brooklyn

Preschoolers enjoy books, fingerplays, and crafts. Earn free books through RIF.

Preschool Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
February 07, 2012 - Brooklyn

Preschoolers enjoy books, fingerplays, and crafts. Earn free books through RIF.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 07, 2012 - Marine Park

Dig, plant and water. Learn about nature through gardening, stories, and crafts.

ACT vs. SAT: The Basics on College Admissions Tests - Westport Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Westport

College consultant Susan Wexler and tutor Rafe Steinhauer explain the difference between the two college entrance exams and answer questions from students and parents.

Teen in the Box - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 07, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Teens choose from boxes containing a variety of board games, writing and drawing tools, and more. Library card required.

Fourscore and Seven Years Ago - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
February 07, 2012 - Bayside

Expose your children to a little Civil War history in this musical at Queensborough Community College. In this installment of the Children's Book Club and Performance Series, kids grades 3-8 meet young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia. To him, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier. The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty in ArtsPower�s exciting and suspenseful musical.

Winter Home School Day: A Sense of Place - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
February 07, 2012 - Stamford

See how early american life was in New England and discover the landscapes, rivers and terrain of Connecticut through a geographer's eyes. Investigate the adaptations of plants and animals that live in the world's habitats in our hands-on biomes lab. Head outdoors for a winter nature hike. Self-guided activities include a tour of our World's Fair-themed exhibit and a "Famous Places" quiz. A group lunch period allows for collaboration and meeting new friends. Siblings welcome. Call 203-977-6515 or email to register.

Vignettes from The Queens Project - Queens Botanical Garden
February 07, 2012 - Flushing

QBG is honored to present the photography of Audrey Gottlieb in the Visitor and Administration Building Gallery. Her best-known images show multicultural America today. Also, save the date for an Artist's Talk on May 19.

CARMEN - Cinema Arts Centre
February 07, 2012 - Huntington

Cinema Meets Culture, an ongoing film series of operas, dance, and concerts, presents this production staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company's Adrian Noble. Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci stars in the title role. Tickets available at the Box Office,, or by calling 800-838-3006.

'Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Presented by Circle in the Square Theatre School, written by David F. Eliet and directed by Danyon Davis, this classic re-telling weaves together short stories and tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy Godmother. In another, "Cinderella" is a boy. Audience members will also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard in this delightful production, which will be performed by graduate actors of the school. The cast includes Aidan Sank, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Colleen O?Connor, and Carina Zabrodsky. Running time: 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the cast. Call 212-307-0388 to reserve your seats, or visit and click on "Plays for Grades K-6". Direct link: Additional Information: "Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told" is the second play in Circle in the Square Theatre School's annual Three-Plays for Grades K-6 series, which opened in November 2011 with "Anansi the Spider." The third and final play of the season will be a new musical version of the school's acclaimed production of "Aesop's Fables," which features a book by Michael Milligan and music and lyrics by Joziah Longo, famed for his band The Grand Slambovians (March 5-9, 12-14). Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS), established in 1963, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers and is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theatre. It offers a two-year training program and a seven-week summer program for students from across the country and around the world. (Both programs require auditions.) Theodore Mann (a co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre) is artistic director, and Paul Libin is president. E. Colin O?Leary is executive director. Among the school's alumni are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), Idina Menzel, Benicio Del Toro, Felicity Huffman, Molly Shannon, and many other luminaries of the stage and screen.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble
February 07, 2012 - Lake Grove

Stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Storytime for Preschoolers - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
February 07, 2012 - Bay Shore

Children ages 3-6 are offered a school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate.

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers - Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore
February 07, 2012 - Bay Shore

This weekly storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers who learn to listen to short stories and sing familiar songs. All ages welcome. Adult guidance and participation is necessary.

ANIME MANGA CLUB - Westhampton Free Library
February 07, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Discuss the latest news about Japanese Anime and Manga. Enjoy movies and activities and get a first look at what's new to library's collection. No registration required.

Off-off Broadway: Staged Workshop Production - TheaterLab
February 07, 2012 - New York

Performance time: 8pm, Doors at 7:30. Pre and Post Reception. Ticket Price: $15 at the door general admission, $25 for show with unlimited reception. Production Company: Forward Flux Productions LLC Author/Creator of Show: Wesley Fruge Show Synopsis: is a dark comedy that brings the world of Internet to life on stage. Meet Andy, a young blogger who goes on a wild ride of fame, fortune and friends online. features audience interaction through social media and stylized movement sequences, presenting a revealing perspective of the online experience we all have. Cast: Hayes Dunlap, Sean Hefferon, Laura Kaldis, Nastasha Strang Director: Wesley Fruge Choreography: Karesia Batan Technical Design: Raf Landiero Company/Show Website:

Monthly Meditation - The Family Wellness Center
February 07, 2012 - Plainview

Practice a variety of breathing techniques and learn to quiet the mind. Enjoy a guided visual meditation during each class. Experience balance, clarity and harmony. This class is for anyone looking to experience meditation for relaxation.

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
February 07, 2012 - Upper West Side

Share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding in modern times with other moms.

'What Color is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors' - Barnes & Noble Tribeca
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will read from and sign copies of his book.

'Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom' - Barnes & Noble Upper East Side
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Author Elaine Hall will discuss her book, hold a Q&A session, and sign copies.

Emily Danger at Arlene's Grocery - Arlene's Grocery
February 07, 2012 - New York

Emily Danger is an indie folk rock band from New York City. The band consists of Emily Nicholas (vocals, piano), Ryan Nearhoff (vocals, guitar), Cameron Orr (violin, bass, melodica, vocals), and Colin Lime (drums, bass, vocals). Their music consists of lyrics written by Emily and music and arrangements created by the band. The band’s influences include: Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Cole Porter, classical music and 70’s rock. Their music combines beautiful melodies and vulnerable lyrics with complex, often dissonant arrangements, reminiscent of the Troubadour era with a modern sound. New York performances include: The Bitter End, National Underground, Arlene’s Grocery, Fat Baby, K&M, Alphabet Lounge, The Duplex, and more. They are currently working with producer Devon Craig Johnson on their EP release, “Paintings”. The band is named after a nickname given to Emily by Colin because “Danger” is, in fact, her middle name. Emily Danger returns to Arlene's Grocery with new music, new instruments, and a free download from their EP for all who come! Only $5 cover for this amazing venue and show!

Book Talk by 'Inside This Place, Not of It' authors Ayelet Waldman, Robin Levi; Open House - Columbia University Law School, Rm 701
February 07, 2012 - New York

The Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA), Columbia Center for Oral History, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and the Human Rights Institute will host Ayelet Waldman, attorney and author of Red Hook Road and Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace and Robin Levi, human rights director of the California-based non-profit Justice Now, to discuss their latest book Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons in the United States. The talk is part of the Oral History Seminar Series. Waldman and Levi will discuss and read from their new book, which is an extraordinary account of women’s lives both inside and out of prison in their own voices and reveals egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States. LOCATION: Columbia Law School, 701 (Case Lounge) on the 7th Floor of Jerome Green Hall. 435 W 116th Street NY, NY 10027. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Google Map. Campus Map. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Auditions for the National Children's Chorus - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

The National Children's Chorus in New York City provides musically talented children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary environment. The finest instructors work with students to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level. Tone quality, breath support, and musical expression are cultivated within the individual singers, while working together as an ensemble culminates in world-class performances. The National Children's Chorus is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2012 season. Auditions will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 9, at The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, near Columbus Circle. To schedule an appointment, please visit or call 646-308-1744.

Free Admission on Charles Dickens's 200th Birthday - Morgan Library & Museum
February 07, 2012 -

On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, any Morgan Library & Museum visitor who mentions Dickens's birthday will receive FREE ADMISSION in celebration of the great writer's bicentennial year. Charles Dickens at 200 - The Morgan is currently showing Charles Dickens at 200, an exhibition that captures the art and life of a man whose literary and cultural legacy ranks among the giants of literature. On view are the original manuscripts of A Christmas Carol and Our Mutual Friend (a portion of which Dickens retrieved from the wreckage of a train crash), letters, books, photographs, and original illustrations. The exhibition is on view through February 12, 2012. On Dickens's Birthday - -On Tuesday, February 7, Morgan visitors who mention Charles Dickens's birthday will receive complimentary admission. -Free admission applies to every exhibition at the Morgan, so after viewing Charles Dickens at 200, visitors are welcome to explore the rest of the museum. -No rain checks, please! (Dickens's bicentennial comes but once, after all...).

Helicopter Showdown - Highline Ballroom
February 07, 2012 -

The four-person Bay Area production force known as Helicopter Showdown has earned the reputation in the underground bass music culture as the "Wu Tang" of dubstep. These West Coast bass monsters have been turning heads and crashing parties worldwide with their unique blend of heavy dubstep and melodic electro house. Having dominated the Bay Area bass music scene over the past year, Helicopter Showdown has been called out of its homeland to perform and curate events all over North America in cities such as Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, and Montreal. Supported by such highly respected artists as Rusko, Borgore, Mt. Eden, Calvertron, Skism, Downlink, and Reid Speed, among others, this group and its music are quickly being recognized everywhere, from the most distinguished UK dubstep pioneers to the smaller pockets of bassheads in the US. In the last year, after teaming up with close friend, collaborator, and UltraGore label mate and owner Sluggo, the Helicopter Showdown crew smashed its way onto the Beatport charts with the debut release "The Wrestler," followed by "Hostages" and most recently "Holy Ghost" featuring MC Messinian. Recently, Helicopter Showdown has become even more of a household name in the Beatport dubstep charts, planting itself firmly within the Top 20 with its latest release "Drop It Again" with Calvertron, off the Flight or Fight EP (2011). The band is currently finishing up its next Ultragore EP with Sluggo featuring the fresh vocal talents of Bryan Dallas and Young Aunde. In addition, a laundry list of collaborations is in store that will make 2012 a marquee year for this groundbreaking crew. Helicopter Showdown also stands out from the rest of the bass community due in part to its reputation for holding fans in the highest regard, proving its love through consistent efforts to give away free music. Highly acclaimed releases include "Gucci Gucci (Helicopter Showdown & IB Remix)," "Waiting" with BoyKidCloud, "Dramatron," "Beat Down," and the classic "Whistle Tips" with Point.blank, all given gratis to the band's hungry fans. This group even takes it one step further, giving away free downloads of its signature sounds and production templates. With its dedication to production, its fans, and its ability to take its four-person team onto the stage and turn any given party into a full-blown event, Helicopter Showdown is bringing the party from West Coast underground to the Highline Ballroom tonight.

"THE SCHOOL OF CORNELL" A Celebration of The Legacy of Cornell Dupree Ft. Steve Cropper, Ray Parker Jr., John Scofield, The Gadd Gang, Stuff, Soul Survivors, Bernard Purdie, Steve Jordan & More! - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 07, 2012 - New York

Come celebrate the life and legacy of legendary guitarist Cornell Dupree at B.B. King Blues Club! A staple on the jazz, rock, and R&B recording scenes for many years, Dupree lent his distinctive bluesy style to over 2,500 recording sessions over the course of his career. He recorded prolifically with artists like Aretha Franklin as a member of King Curtis and the Kingpins. His signature guitar lines are instantly recognizable in many of the R&B legend's biggest hits, including "Respect." He also performed and/or recorded with Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Miles Davis, B. B. King, Joe Cocker, Wilson Pickett, Barbra Streisand, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Mariah Carey, and countless other artists. In addition to his prodigious work as a sideman, Dupree also led a storied career as a leader. Together with other members of Franklin's backing band, he was a member of the fusion supergroup Stuff, with which he recorded several albums. Tonight, a host of outstanding artists will pay tribute to Dupree, including guitar greats Steve Cropper, Ray Parker Jr., John Scofield, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, and Bob Mann; The Gadd Gang, featuring Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, and Leon Pendarvis; Stuff, featuring Gordon Edwards and Jimmy Smith; The Soul Survivors, featuring Buddy Williams and Frank Canino, and special guests Bernard Purdie, Willie Weeks, Randy Brecker, Lenny Pickett, Will Lee, Chris Parker, Steve Jordan, and many more surprises.

The Seeing Lab - Actors Theater
February 07, 2012 - New York

The Seeing Lab is a 3-hour course to learn how to detect and read micro-expressions- small contractions of the facial muscles that last only tenths of a second, but give a window into what someone is feeling. Did you ever talk with someone & get the feeling that there's something more they want to say? Maybe they said they were happy, but you noticed a hint of sadness. Or maybe they said were mad, and you noticed a hint of happiness. In this course we'll use imaging software, the same kind used for training detectives and members of secret services, to do a pretest of your people-reading abilities. Later, your post-test scores will show you how much you've learned.

'I Love You' Picture Frame and Picture - Make Meaning
February 07, 2012 - New York

Join Make Meaning for "heart” filled morning of paint, handprints, and valentines! In this class, we will use painted fingers and hands to create a loving picture frame sure to make any of your little one’s Valentines hearts flutter.  No Walk-Ins, RSVP REQUIRED. 

'Sweetheart Candle' - Make Meaning
February 07, 2012 - New York

Forget the candy! Come make a Sweetheart candle with us instead and give that special someone a message that keeps on burning! No Walk-Ins, RSVP REQUIRED.

DROPOUT Pre-Fashion Week celebration of blondes with Deborah Harry and Miss Guy @WiP - WiP
February 07, 2012 - New York

DROPOUT Pre-Fashion Week celebration of blondes with Deborah Harry and Miss Guy @WiP February 7th, 2012 Live show by: Deborah Harry @ 12am **And Featuring the World Premiere Music Video from Miss Guy's Debut Solo Album “Dumb Blonde” With resident DJ Miss Guy and special guest DJ Nick Zinner Hosted by New York Fashion Forward institutions - Mudhoney Hair Salons and Bess and Any Old Iron And weekly hosts Noah Valentyn, Lyle Derek, Darian Darling, Kiss, Tommy Hottpants, John Renaud, Michelle Tillou, Tim Goossens and Mint & Serf! Art film by Kevin Henson Doors at 10 PM Guest list only – email Capacity is limited! WiP – 34 Vandam Street, NYC Be sure to check out Miss Guy’s debut solo EP “Dumb Blonde” - Amazon US - iTunes US - Dumb Blonde CD -

'Sweetheart' Candle Workshop - Make Meaning
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Make a "sweetheart" candle to give that special someone a message that keeps on burning. RSVP required.

Parent Workshop: Sex Education in Special Education - Aaron Academy
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

School psychologists Adam Moro, Amy Reale, and Erin Cassidy, along with speech pathologist Alison Sekora and guidance counselor Adrienne Nagy, will lead a practical presentation on best practices in communicating with teenage children with special needs about puberty, relationships, and their developing bodies and minds. This workshop will focus on the gap between physical development and cognitive and emotional development often seen in children with special needs, and how to address these changes in a developmentally sensitive manner. This workshop is free and open to the public. RSVP to Adam Moro at or 212-867-5443.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 - Mug Lounge
February 07, 2012 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday February 7th, 2012 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday February 7th, 2012 lineup): Angel ‘The Animal’ Castillo! Alan ‘Blackie’ Schwartz! The Number 1 Contender Mr. Dave Lester! Paul ‘Don’t Call Me Al!’ Olson! Mr. Chi-Town Jayson Cross! Mild Mannered Seth Davis! Pearl Jam’s Fave Comic Jeremy Blutstein! ’Maybach’ Jaqi Furback! George “The Animal” Cutler! Et al.! Hosted by Todd Montesi! Featuring Pat Rigby!! UG IT!

Toy Competition Deadline - Westport Arts Center
Through February 10, 2012 - Westport

his is the last day children aged 5–14 can submit up to three toy designs to be entered into a contest that is being judged by local toy makers Melissa and Doug. The first place winner will have his/her toy design exhibited in the WAC Gallery for the last week of the "Toy Stories," exhibit and will have a soft toy replicated by Child's Own Studio, a company specializing in custom-made soft toys. Visit the center's website for details on how to apply.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

Dance Theatre of Harlem II - Joyce Theater
Through February 11, 2012 -

Dance Theatre of Harlem II is comprised of sixteen young dance artists trained in the DTH style and developed in the spirit that transformed perceptions about ballet. Carrying on the legacy begun by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook when they founded Dance Theatre of Harlem forty-two years ago, the company, now under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, presents an eclectic and vibrant mix of neoclassical and contemporary ballets. For the Joyce season, the program includes a stirring new ballet by acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd and Glinka Pas de Trois, a rarely seen Balanchine work.

Ruben Studdard - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 11, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post will continue its Winter/Spring 2012 season with the New York nightclub debut of Grammy Award-nominated "American Idol" winner RUBEN STUDDARD from February 7 to February 11. In addition to jazz, pop and soul standards, he will perform his new single "June 28th (I'm Single)" from his upcoming CD "Letters From Birmingham," which will be released by Shanachie Entertainment on March 13. This concept album about the ups and downs of modern romance is setting the standard for modern day soul troubadours and boasts stunning performances that range from an angelic falsetto on love songs like "Today" to hard-hitting dance floor grooves like "Turn You Out" that show off a raw vocal edge. The show will run for four nights from February 7 to February 11 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). RUBEN STUDDARD was crowned the winner of Fox Television's "American Idol" talent competition in 2003 after pulling over 24 million votes. Since then, the Velvet Teddy Bear (as Gladys Knight nicknamed him for his smoothly soothing vocal style) has produced a string of gold and platinum albums, received Grammy and American Music Award nominations, won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist, was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards, toured as Fats Waller in a national stage tour of Ain't Misbehavin', appeared on various television shows, toured in the comedy drama "Heaven I Need A Hug" with Robin Givens and played a pastor in the Trace Adkins film, Lifted. His single "Flying Without Wings" debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 while his version of "Superstar" peaked at No. 2 on the R&B chart. In December 2003, his first album, Soulful, had advance orders of over a million copies, automatically qualifying for platinum certification. The record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. A follow-up single, "Sorry 2004," reached No. 9 on the Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart. Ruben's next album was "I Need An Angel," released in November 2004. The sophomore set topped Billboard's gospel chart and was the magazine's No. 1 gospel album of the year. Ruben's third album, "The Return," found him back in the Top 10, on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The first single, "Change Me," spent an impressive eight weeks at No. 1 on the Adult R&B list. In 2004, he won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist. That same year, he was nominated for Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist at the American Music Awards, Best Male R&B Performance at the Grammys, Best New Soul/R&B or Rap Artist at the Soul Train Awards and Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Artist at the BET Awards. The following year Ruben was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards. FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present RUBEN STUDDARD from Tuesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 11. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. All performances have a $60.00 cover with $75.00 premium seats and $95.00 up-front seats available. In addition, there is a $40.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at and

The Urban Dictionary Plays - Ars Nova
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

Move over Webster, the Ars Nova Play Group is taking on the dictionary – the Urban Dictionary, that is. A night of savvy short plays and hot live music inspired by irreverent, crowd-sourced entries at It might just redefine the short play! Written by Joshua Allen, Chad Beckim, Rachel Bonds, Jenny Connell, Kara Lee Corthron, Jon Kern, Josh Koenigsberg, Molly Smith Metzler, Michael Mitnick, Kim Rosenstock, Sharyn Rothstein, Joe Tracz. Directed by Oliver Butler, Wes Grantom, Kate Pines, Laura Savia. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

Dance Theatre of Harlem II - The Joyce Theater
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

Dance Theatre of Harlem II is comprised of sixteen young dance artists trained in the DTH style and developed in the spirit that transformed perceptions about ballet. Carrying on the legacy begun by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook when they founded Dance Theatre of Harlem forty-two years ago, the company, now under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, presents an eclectic and vibrant mix of neoclassical and contemporary ballets. For the Joyce season, the program includes a stirring new ballet by acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd and Glinka Pas de Trois, a rarely seen Balanchine work. Tue 7:30pm Thu 8pm Sat 2pm & 8pm Dance Chat: Thu, Feb 9 For tickets and information call JoyceCharge: 212-242-0800

Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition demonstrates various artists' engagement with Pop art and the Guggenheim's ongoing interest in the legacy of the style.

Charles Dickens at 200 - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 12, 2012 -

This exhibition explores the inspiration and creative energies of Charles Dickens, Britain's first literary superstar.

'Charles Dickens at 200' - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition explores the inspiration and creative energies of Charles Dickens, Britain's first literary superstar. It includes quite a bit of Christmas-themed material, including the one-and-only manuscript of "A Christmas Carol" and the story's first edition.

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 12, 2012 -

The first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture, HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture brings together more than one hundred works in a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art. The exhibition charts the underdocumented role that sexual identity has played in the making of modern art, and highlights the contributions of gay and lesbian artists to American art. Beginning in the late nineteenth century with Thomas Eakins' Realist paintings, HIDE/SEEK traces the often coded narrative of sexual desire in art produced throughout the early modern period and up to the present. The exhibition features pieces by canonical figures in American art—including George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Alice Neel, and Berenice Abbott—along with works that openly assert gay and lesbian subjects in modern and contemporary art, by artists such as Jess Collins and Tee Corinne.

"Boeing-Boeing" - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through February 12, 2012 - Millburn

Bernard, an American playboy in swinging '60s Paris, juggles three flight-attendant fiancées - one American, one German, and one Italian. With the help of airline timetables and a phenomenally efficient housekeeper, he convinces each she is his only love. But then - mon dieu! - a fast new Boeing jet puts the flight attendants on a collision course, hurtles his cunning deception toward disaster, and provides the lift-off for laugh after laugh.

Gifted: Collectors and Drawings at MoMA, 1929-1983 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 13, 2012 - New York

This exhibition examines the history of MoMA's drawings collection through key gifts from donors whose connections with the Museum helped shape the institution from its earliest days. Lillie P. Bliss and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, founders of MoMA, gave numerous masterworks to the new museum, including some of its most prized drawings. In later decades bequests by influential collectors such as James Thrall Soby continued to augment the holdings of works by artists the Museum had already shown a commitment to, while other collections, like that of Joan and Lester Avnet, were formed with MoMA's needs specifically in mind. More idiosyncratic collections, such as Ruth Vollmer's bequest to the Museum, accepted in 1983, reflect the life and activities of individual art enthusiasts during key moments in art history. Gifted is a reevaluation of the drawings collection, reflecting not only the richness of MoMA's holdings, but also the diverse forces that have shaped it and the corresponding history it represents.

Park Here's Mommy Mornings - Openhouse Gallery
Through February 15, 2012 - NoLita

Openhouse Gallery provides moms with an escape from winter in a private, safe, and warm space. Park Here's Mommy Mornings at the pop-up park features mom and kids yoga, trunk shows, musical singalongs, arts and crafts workshops, and organic coffee and tea. For more information on specific daily activities, call or visit the website.

Scenes from Zagreb: Artists' Publications of the New Art Practice - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2012 - New York

The New Art Practice was a term created for a generation of artists in the former Yugoslavia active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. These artists shifted their practice to spaces outside the traditional studio, onto city streets, into artist-run spaces, and in multimedia performances and experimental publications. Focusing on artists working in the city of Zagreb, this exhibition documents aspects of this shift and highlights the ability of artists' publications to record these often ephemeral gestures and ideas. While artists such as Goran Trbuljak, Braco Dimitrijevic, Sanja Ivekovic, Mladen Stilinovic, and Vlado Martek, among others, worked in a variety of mediums, they shared a common impulse to produce publications. These artists questioned and played with ideas about the place of an artist within this particular political and socioeconomic context. Their work often involved public participation and blurred traditional notions of authorship through collective activities, chance operations, and the appropriation of language and imagery from the state and commercial media. The materials in this installation resonate with other contemporaneous scenes in Eastern and Central Europe and with broader international trends, while also providing an insight into very local networks of experimental artists and writers in Zagreb.

Tying the Knot & Make Your Own Valentines - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through February 17, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hands-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. Also, make your own valentines.

Korean Eye: Energy and Matter - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 19, 2012 -

Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Korean Eye: Energy and Matter, sponsored by Standard Chartered, shines a spotlight on new work by contemporary Korean artists. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter reflects a new era of diversity in Korean life, politics, and culture, and offers a unique opportunity for education and appreciation of Korea's rapidly developing art scene, which until recently has seen little global exposure. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter extends MAD's focus on materials and process in contemporary art and design by showcasing works of art in an astonishing range of materials, reflecting the ways in which Korean artists today are exploring techniques both traditional and innovative. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter offers an illuminating commentary on the philosophical and aesthetic conditions of modern Korean culture, from virtual reality and the pervasive influence of fantasy and pop culture to the dehumanization inherent in a post-industrial society. By turns ironic, satirical, and metaphorical, the exhibition includes photo-sculptures by Seung Hyo Jang; embroidery and acrylic paintings by Young In Hong; a large, imposing shark fabricated from reclaimed and repurposed automobile tires by Yong Ho Ji; and Meekyoung Shin's astonishing "antique" porcelain vases, rendered in soap.

'The History Mystery' - TADA! Youth Theater
Through February 19, 2012 - Manhattan

A musical time-travel adventure in which you'll meet Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Wright Brothers as children and imagine why they grew up to do the things they did.

Rather Unique - Woodward Gallery
Through February 19, 2012 -

New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art. This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nose Go, Royce B, Russell King, UR New York, Veng, and Wrona. While how they each create differs, they are commonly driven to share art with their peers without-constraints. This public focus has afforded the group to experiment and redefine their creativity with instant feedback and inspiration from colleagues. Bannon selected these few for their resolve and commitment. They have worked obsessively over the years to get their public art recognized. Each one of them has a rather unique style that I really can't compare to any one else's. If I mention a Darkcloud, a Matt Siren, or a Cope2 you know exactly what I'm talking about- even if you're not into the scene- you can see their (iconic) images in your head...Everyone does wheat paste, and stickers, or (tag) throw ups, but this group of artists...make what they do really pop. Woodward Gallery acknowledges these most contemporary of artists and their contribution to the new world of art.

Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 20, 2012 - New York

Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda (b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is internationally known for her photographic assemblages constructed from books and magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and for her video installations, in which film and television footage culled from Greek soap operas, are reshot or re-edited in new sequences with a single soundtrack that provides an acoustic link. This exhibition presents Epaminonda's three-channel video installation Tarahi IIII, V, VI (2007), part of an ongoing series that enlists the use of reverse shooting, montage, cuts, superimposition, and repetition of motifs to address the permeability of memory. Favoring a slowed-down, filmic flow and the lush colors one associates with the saturated hues of Douglas Sirk's melodramas, these enigmatic videos are presented in a new installation involving sculptural and architectural structures—columns, pedestals, drapery, and niches—specifically conceived for the space at MoMA. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Projects series, which has played a critical part in the Museum's contemporary art programs.

Victorian Watercolor Painting - Conklin Barn
Through February 20, 2012 - Huntington

Adults and children in 4th grade and older learn traditional English watercolor and ink drawing. After completing this class, attendees have the skills to transfer a drawing to paper, use a dip-type pen with bottle ink, and apply watercolors in layers with precision.

Jackson Heights 3am - Queens Theatre
Through February 25, 2012 - Corona

Curious about what kind of Jackson Heights comes out after dark? Gather the family to see a multicultural cast of 24 actors bring to life livery cab drivers, police officers, Bangladeshi insomniacs, expatriate ER doctors, Ecuadorian waitresses, Colombian drag queens, and other denizens of the neighborhood.

Bilingual Birdies: Spanish Program - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

A Spanish language and live music program for children ages newborn to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through music, movement, puppetry, and games.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management and building a support system. This class meets Saturdays. Call to register.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management, and building a support system. This class meets on Saturdays. Please call to register.

'Resourced: The Influence of Photography in Contemporary Art' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through February 25, 2012 - New York


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